Collin County, Texas

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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities: '''| Allen | Anna | Blue Ridge | Celina | Fairview | Farmersville | Frisco | Josephine | Lavon | Lowry Crossing | Lucas | McKinney (county seat) | Melissa | Murphy | Nevada | New Hope | Parker | Plano | Princeton | Prosper | Saint Paul | Westminister | Weston | Wylie |
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'''Towns and Cities: '''| Allen | Anna | Blue Ridge | Celina | Fairview | Farmersville | Frisco | Josephine | Lavon | Lowry Crossing | Lucas | McKinney (county seat) | Melissa | Murphy | Nevada | New Hope | Parker | Plano | Princeton | Prosper | Saint Paul | Westminister | Weston | Wylie |  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*''Collin County: Pioneering in North Texas,'' 1975, by Roy Franklin Hall and Helen Gibbard Hall.  
 
*''Collin County: Pioneering in North Texas,'' 1975, by Roy Franklin Hall and Helen Gibbard Hall.  
*''A History of Collin County,'' 1958, by J. Lee and Lillian J. Stambaugh. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61096/m1 Read it on line] from The Portal to Texas History.<br>  
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*''A History of Collin County,'' 1958, by J. Lee and Lillian J. Stambaugh. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61096/m1 Read it on line] from The Portal to Texas History.<br>
 
*''History of McKinney and Collin County,'' written for the Encyclopedia of Texas, 1924, pamphlet. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61104/m1 Read it online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
 
*''History of McKinney and Collin County,'' written for the Encyclopedia of Texas, 1924, pamphlet. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61104/m1 Read it online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
 
*''Images of America: McKinney,'' 2010 by Ryan Barnhart and Ryan Estes. [http://books.google.com/books?id=BwJXgTT3_b4C&lpg=PA130&dq=images%20of%20america%20texas&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=images%20of%20america%20texas&f=false See part of the book online] at Google Books.  
 
*''Images of America: McKinney,'' 2010 by Ryan Barnhart and Ryan Estes. [http://books.google.com/books?id=BwJXgTT3_b4C&lpg=PA130&dq=images%20of%20america%20texas&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=images%20of%20america%20texas&f=false See part of the book online] at Google Books.  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Charles J Rike Memorial Library<br>203 Orange St<br>Farmersville, TX 75442<br>Phone: (972) 782-6681<br>[http://rikelibrary.com/ Website]
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Charles J Rike Memorial Library<br>203 Orange St<br>Farmersville, TX 75442<br>Phone: (972) 782-6681<br>[http://rikelibrary.com/ Website]  
  
<br>Mckinney Memorial Public Library<br>101 E Hunt St<br>Mckinney, TX 75069<br>Phone: (972) 547-7323<br>[http://www.mckinneypubliclibrary.org/ Website]
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<br>Mckinney Memorial Public Library<br>101 E Hunt St<br>Mckinney, TX 75069<br>Phone: (972) 547-7323<br>[http://www.mckinneypubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
  
<br>Plano Public Library System<br>2501 Coit Rd<br>Plano, TX 75075<br>Phone: (972) 769-4208<br>[http://www.planolibrary.org/ Website]
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<br>Plano Public Library System<br>2501 Coit Rd<br>Plano, TX 75075<br>Phone: (972) 769-4208<br>[http://www.planolibrary.org/ Website]  
  
<br>Rita &amp; Truett Smith Public Library<br>800 Thomas St<br>Wylie, TX 75098<br>Phone: (972) 442-7566<br>[http://www.wylietexas.gov/library/ Website]
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<br>Rita &amp; Truett Smith Public Library<br>800 Thomas St<br>Wylie, TX 75098<br>Phone: (972) 442-7566<br>[http://www.wylietexas.gov/library/ Website]  
  
<br>Allen Public Library<br>300 N Allen Dr<br>Allen, TX 75013<br>Phone: (214) 509-4900<br>[http://www.allenlibrary.org/ Website]
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<br>Allen Public Library<br>300 N Allen Dr<br>Allen, TX 75013<br>Phone: (214) 509-4900<br>[http://www.allenlibrary.org/ Website]  
  
<br>Celina Community Library<br>710 E Pecan St<br>Celina, TX 75009<br>Phone: (469) 742-9131<br>[http://www.celinaisd.com/ Website]
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<br>Celina Community Library<br>710 E Pecan St<br>Celina, TX 75009<br>Phone: (469) 742-9131<br>[http://www.celinaisd.com/ Website]  
  
<br>Melissa Public Library<br>1713 Cooper St<br>Melissa, TX 75454<br>Phone: (972) 837-4540<br>[http://nt1.melissa.lib.tx.us/ Website]
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<br>Melissa Public Library<br>1713 Cooper St<br>Melissa, TX 75454<br>Phone: (972) 837-4540<br>[http://nt1.melissa.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
  
<br>Frisco Public Library<br>6101 Frisco Square Blvd Ste 3000<br>Frisco, TX 75034<br>Phone: (972) 292-5669<br>[http://www.friscolibrary.com/ Website]
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<br>Frisco Public Library<br>6101 Frisco Square Blvd Ste 3000<br>Frisco, TX 75034<br>Phone: (972) 292-5669<br>[http://www.friscolibrary.com/ Website]  
  
<br>Princeton Community Library<br>319 Mckinney Ave<br>Princeton, TX 75407<br>Phone: (972) 736-3741
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<br>Princeton Community Library<br>319 Mckinney Ave<br>Princeton, TX 75407<br>Phone: (972) 736-3741  
  
<br>Prosper Community Library<br>300 Eagle Ln<br>Prosper, TX 75078<br>Phone: (972) 346-2455<br>[http://www.prosper-isd.net/ Website]
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<br>Prosper Community Library<br>300 Eagle Ln<br>Prosper, TX 75078<br>Phone: (972) 346-2455<br>[http://www.prosper-isd.net/ Website]  
  
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'''FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS'''  
'''FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS'''
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McKinney Texas <br>2801 W El Dorado Pkwy<br>McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 972-547-0019<br>Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10am-2pm and 7pm-9pm<br>Closed: Closed all major holidays, one week for Thanksgiving, and two weeks for Christmas <br><br>Plano Texas <br>2700 Roundrock Trl<br>Plano, Collin, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 972-867-6479<br>Hours: T,Th 9:30am-9pm; W 9:15am-1:00pm<br>Closed: Dec 21-31; 2011: Mar 14-18; Jul 4-14; Nov 22-24; Dec 20-29 <br>
 
McKinney Texas <br>2801 W El Dorado Pkwy<br>McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 972-547-0019<br>Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10am-2pm and 7pm-9pm<br>Closed: Closed all major holidays, one week for Thanksgiving, and two weeks for Christmas <br><br>Plano Texas <br>2700 Roundrock Trl<br>Plano, Collin, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 972-867-6479<br>Hours: T,Th 9:30am-9pm; W 9:15am-1:00pm<br>Closed: Dec 21-31; 2011: Mar 14-18; Jul 4-14; Nov 22-24; Dec 20-29 <br>
  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgfpl/ Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries]&nbsp;  
 
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgfpl/ Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries]&nbsp;
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcolli3/ Collin County, Texas Past Finders' Photo Collection]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcolli3/ Collin County, Texas Past Finders' Photo Collection]  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Collin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Collin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}

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Collin County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Collin County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 3, 1846
County Seat McKinney
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

TexasCollinCourthouse.jpg

History

Parent County

1846--Collin County was created 3 April 1846 from Fannin County. County seat: McKinney [1]

The county was named for Collin McKinney, (1766-1861), land surveyor, merchant, politician, and lay preacher, was born on April 17, 1766, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, second of ten children of Daniel and Massie (Blatchley) McKinney (many variants of his mother's names occur in the sources).

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Allen | Anna | Blue Ridge | Celina | Fairview | Farmersville | Frisco | Josephine | Lavon | Lowry Crossing | Lucas | McKinney (county seat) | Melissa | Murphy | Nevada | New Hope | Parker | Plano | Princeton | Prosper | Saint Paul | Westminister | Weston | Wylie |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemetery

Abston Cemetery; Abston Cemetery Update; Aleo Baptist Chruch Cemetery; Altoga Cemetery; Alexander Cemetery; Baccus Cemetery; Baker Cemetery; Bear Creek Cemetery; Bethany Cemetery; Bowman Cemetery; Bradley Cemetery; Brinlee Cemetery; Carter Cemetery; Chambersville Cemetery; Collingsworth Graves; Cottage Hill Cemetery; Crossroads Cemetery; Decatur-Maxwell Cemetery; Elm Grove Cemetery; Frankford Cemetery; Franklin Cemetery; Forbis Cemetery; Garner Cemetery; Glass-Chapman Cemetery; Higgins Cemetery; Highland Cemetery; Hogge Cemetery; Honaker & Murchison Cemetery; Horn Cemetery; Hughes Cemetery; Hunt Cemetery; Jacob Routh Family Cemetery (Spring Creek Burying Ground); Johnson Cemetery; Leach-Thomas Cemetery; McMillen Cemetery; McMinn Chapel Cemetery;Milligan Cemetery; Millwood Cemetery; Mouldon/Decatur Cemetery; Mt. Carmel (Hampton) Cemetery; Nevada Cemetery; Nevada Cemetery Update; Old Celina Cemetery (A-D; E-G; H-K; L-O; P-S; T-Z); Old City Cemetery; Old Liberty Cemetery; Old Plano Cemetery; Pecan Grove Cemetery; Pecan Grove Partial; Plano Mutual Cemetery, Sections 1, 2,& 3; Pleasant Hill/South Church Cemetery; Prairie Grove Cemetery; Routh Cemetery; Rowlett Creek Cemetery; Shiloh Cemetery; St. Paul Cemetery; Stoney Point Cemetery; Stoney Point Cemetery; Thompson Cemetery (to 1950); Wear Cemetery; Williams Cemetery; Wiley Cemetery; Yeary Cemetery; Young Cemetery

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Collin County: Pioneering in North Texas, 1975, by Roy Franklin Hall and Helen Gibbard Hall.
  • A History of Collin County, 1958, by J. Lee and Lillian J. Stambaugh. Read it on line from The Portal to Texas History.
  • History of McKinney and Collin County, written for the Encyclopedia of Texas, 1924, pamphlet. Read it online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Images of America: McKinney, 2010 by Ryan Barnhart and Ryan Estes. See part of the book online at Google Books.
  • Collin County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Charles J Rike Memorial Library
203 Orange St
Farmersville, TX 75442
Phone: (972) 782-6681
Website


Mckinney Memorial Public Library
101 E Hunt St
Mckinney, TX 75069
Phone: (972) 547-7323
Website


Plano Public Library System
2501 Coit Rd
Plano, TX 75075
Phone: (972) 769-4208
Website


Rita & Truett Smith Public Library
800 Thomas St
Wylie, TX 75098
Phone: (972) 442-7566
Website


Allen Public Library
300 N Allen Dr
Allen, TX 75013
Phone: (214) 509-4900
Website


Celina Community Library
710 E Pecan St
Celina, TX 75009
Phone: (469) 742-9131
Website


Melissa Public Library
1713 Cooper St
Melissa, TX 75454
Phone: (972) 837-4540
Website


Frisco Public Library
6101 Frisco Square Blvd Ste 3000
Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (972) 292-5669
Website


Princeton Community Library
319 Mckinney Ave
Princeton, TX 75407
Phone: (972) 736-3741


Prosper Community Library
300 Eagle Ln
Prosper, TX 75078
Phone: (972) 346-2455
Website


FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS

McKinney Texas
2801 W El Dorado Pkwy
McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States
Phone: 972-547-0019
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10am-2pm and 7pm-9pm
Closed: Closed all major holidays, one week for Thanksgiving, and two weeks for Christmas

Plano Texas
2700 Roundrock Trl
Plano, Collin, Texas, United States
Phone: 972-867-6479
Hours: T,Th 9:30am-9pm; W 9:15am-1:00pm
Closed: Dec 21-31; 2011: Mar 14-18; Jul 4-14; Nov 22-24; Dec 20-29



Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).